This website is dedicated to providing information on nutrition, foods and lifestyles that fight cancer and other chronic illness.
The information presented is a combination of the latest findings in integrative and conventional medicine. It includes knowledge I gained from personal experience, and consultations with some of the leading medical practitioners in the country.
"Conventional medicine" refers to main stream treatment options, for cancer that would mean Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy.
“Integrative medicine” combines treatments from conventional and complementary medicine, for which there is some high-quality evidence of safety, synergy and effectiveness.
My journey began in 2010 and has culminated in a wealth of knowledge that I feel compelled to share in the event it helps you navigate through the confusing and unsettling process of cancer treatment. It is difficult to sort through the endless sources of information online. So I have tried to bring together the most important aspects of your decision making process.
I was lucky to have a friend, retired from the medical field, who for a number of years researched Alternative treatments for some of her patients. Through her I got in touch with 3 leading CAM specialists, and along with my oncologist and massage therapist, they became my Dream Team.
Without them I don't believe I would have made it through 4 months of dose-dense chemo and a month of radiation as wonderfully as I did, if at all!
Telling my Oncologist that I would be taking an Integrative approach to my recovery turned out to be pointless. Because far from supporting me, her reaction exhibited an: "Isn't that nice" dismissive attitude. Most Med Schools offer their students ONE Overview class on Nutrition. Imagine that!
I knew from the beginning that I wanted to actively participate in my progression to good health, and under no circumstances would that have been possible without preparing my physical, emotional and psychological 'bodies' to take the onslaught of treatment. I needed the strength to stay as fit as possible and fight back.
No one needs to tell you that the effects of Conventional therapy can be devastating to your physical tissue, and just as toxic to our sense of well being and your faith in healing. When you feel awful it's harder to maintain a strong, positive attitude, but it's critical that you do. Keep reminding yourself that 'this too shall pass'.
How this Blog Came to Be
Based on my experiences during this process, I became passionate about sharing what Ilearned. I hope I'm able to give back for all the Grace I received.
And so, with loving coaxing and invaluable help and support from my amazing dear daughter, we created what I hope to be a place where you can comfortably explore Complementary therapies, the latest findings on healing Supplements and Foods, and Recipes that help transform your body into an inhospitable zone for cancer!
Find out which foods, herbs and spices act as a preventative or outright cancer destroyers, and which combinations work synergistically to make your immune system a ready warrior.
Consultation / Referrals
BEFORE you or someone you know begins treatment, please contact me.
There is much you can do to fortify your immune system and help to protect your tissue from the toxic effects of Chemo and Radiation. When treatments are completed a maintenance plan can be devised to help keep you healthy.
I can refer you to top national health professionals who offer phone consultations and targeted nutrition/supplement plans. I provide dietary consultations and treatment options.
~ Be well! ♥